Workers at Ford’s Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky celebrate production of the two millionth EcoBoost engine, a 2.0-liter version that was installed in a 2014 Ford Escape built at the plant.
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Growing customer demand for EcoBoost-powered vehicles in major markets worldwide is driving Ford’s engine production higher and higher.

Factory output now averages at more than 100,000 engines per month – that’s up from 65,000 in 2012. This is not just driving up demand in North American Ford manufacturing plants, but also in those in Germany, Venezuela, and Brazil.

This is a manufacturing milestone not only for Ford, but the environment too. The EcoBoost engine is proof that more and more consumers are making the jump to a more environmentally friendly vehicle.

Demand has exceeded Ford's own projections at home and abroad, with 90 per cent of Escape buyers in North America choosing the EcoBoost engine, as well as 95 per cent of Kuga buyers in Asia choosing the EcoBoost.

So why is this engine becoming so popular worldwide? The Ford EcoBoost Engine claims to deliver great performance, as well as the lower fuel bills that make hybrids models so desirable. Ford believes that this recipe is what has kept their manufacturing plant working hard to keep up with the demand.

The EcoBoost engine is not only a cost effective purchase for consumers, but it is a friendly choice for the environment. Ford's EcoBoost technology combines smaller engine displacement size with turbo-charging, direct injection and variable valve timing to optimize performance with fuel economy. And the less fuel consumers use, the slower we drain the precious fossil fuel resources. 

The engine also reduces greenhouse gas emission by up to 15 per cent, compared to other engines with the same power. With this, it has become a smart purchase for those who still want a vehicle that prides itself on performance without making sacrifices to the environment.